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Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Acl/pcl healing

If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments.
Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged.

In brief: Acl/pcl healing

If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments.
Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged.
Dr. Robert Meislin
Dr. Robert Meislin
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally not.

If theyre completely torn, they generally cannot heal , and need surgical reconstruction

In brief: Generally not.

If theyre completely torn, they generally cannot heal , and need surgical reconstruction
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Acl /pcl

Most of the supportive structures within the knee can not heal as they lack a good blood supply.
Thus ,both Acl/ pcl , medial ,lateral meniscus, and the articular surfaces don't / can't heal on their own

In brief: Acl /pcl

Most of the supportive structures within the knee can not heal as they lack a good blood supply.
Thus ,both Acl/ pcl , medial ,lateral meniscus, and the articular surfaces don't / can't heal on their own
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Dr. Rick Pospisil
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